World War 1

Endless War – Relentless Happy-Face – November 10, 1941

Endless War – Relentless Happy-Face – November 10, 1941

– News Of The World – November 10, 1941 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – With the war raging in Europe this November 10th in 1941, the tell-tale signs that, even the German people were getting fed up with the war was becoming evident. Although the Propaganda machine was loudly...

Martin Dies – Ferreting Out Subversives – October 27, 1939

Martin Dies – Ferreting Out Subversives – October 27, 1939

– MBS – Martin Dies Address – October 27, 1939 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – In the years following World War 1, there had been the threat of a takeover or violent revolution in America from one extremist group or another. In the days at the end of World...

JFK – Dedication Of Memorial To The Missing – May 23, 1963

JFK – Dedication Of Memorial To The Missing – May 23, 1963

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – JFK – Dedication of Memorial To The Missing – Battery Park – May 23, 1963 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. Since it’s Memorial Day weekend; amid traditional barbecues, days off and celebrating – a reminder it’s a...

By Any Other Name: Genocide – 1915 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

By Any Other Name: Genocide – 1915 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

  . . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Armenian Voices 1915 – BBC World Service Newsday – April 24, 2015 Since recording of events wasn’t as universal as it is now, trying to locate historic sound to illustrate an event, particularly an event with...

Warren G. Harding Addresses The Arms Limitations Conference – November 12, 1921 – Past Daily Reference Room

  . . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – President Warren G. Harding Address to International Conference for Limitation of Armaments – Nov. 12, 1921 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Almost 100 years ago. Three years after the “War to End All Wars” concluded, talk...

Of Sickening Familiarity – November 11, 1939

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – MBS/BBC – Arthur Manne, reporting from London – Nov. 11, 1939 No doubt the irony was more than a little pronounced, but this radio report didn’t mention anything about that. This report, from American correspondent Arthur Manne...

Memorial Day 1997 – May 26, 1997

Memorial Day 1997 – May 26, 1997

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NPR – All Things Considered – May 26, 1997 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection This day in 1997 was officially Memorial Day. And so May 26th was given over, mostly in the U.S. to observance of that day. And even though...

A History Of Income Tax – 1938 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC – The Story Behind The Headlines – Income Tax – March 18, 1938 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Since it is “that day”, I’m sure a lot of people are wondering what the deal is with Federal Income Tax anyway....

Day Of Infamy At Seventy-Two – December 7, 1941

Click on the link here for Audio Player – News reports via Mutual Broadcasting System – December 7, 1941 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Seventy-two years on, the event which triggered our involvement in World War 2 is getting further and further from the collective memory. Much the same way...